As a result of the November 8, 2022 General Election, a majority (50% plus 1) of votes in the contests for Councilmember, District 3 and Councilmember, District 5 were not cast for any candidate. Therefore, pursuant to Seal Beach Charter § 502 and 509, and Municipal Code § 2.05.020, on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, an all mailed ballot Run-Off Election shall be held for Councilmember, District 3 and Councilmember, District 5. The names on the ballot shall be the two candidates receiving the highest votes in each contest – Councilmember, District 3: Lisa Landau and Stephanie Wade; Councilmember, District 5: Mariann Klinger and Nathan Steele.
Important Legal Documents for the Upcoming Election
Find legal documents such as the legal notices, random draws and ballot rotations.
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Dates, Deadlines and More
Every election is governed by critical deadlines that must be met. From candidate filing, the start of vote-by-mail voting or the last day to register to vote – we’ve assembled all of these important dates in one location that you can view, or print.
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Voter Information Guide and Candidate Statements
View the Voter Information Guide for this election. Please note that a Voter Information Guide for District 3, and for District 5 are shown below. To determine which district applies to you, please go to ocvote.gov/verify.
Voter Information Guide for District 3
Voter Information Guide for District 5
Learn about election observation schedules, guidelines, and live streams.
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Options for Voters with Disabilities
Voters with disabilities can download an electronic ballot to their computer and mark it using their own assistive technology and then print. Voters should follow the return instructions included with the electronic ballot. To request a Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail ballot voters can:
- Visit ocvote.gov/ravbm
- Call the Registrar of Voters at 714-567-7600
- Email [email protected]
Voters who need assistance marking their ballot may also visit the Registrar of Voters’ Office in Santa Ana to use an accessible ballot marking device. Additional services provided at the Registrar of Voters include: voter registration, replacement ballots, conditional voter registration, and provisional ballots.
We are committed to ensuring all voters be provided the opportunity to vote independently. For additional assistance, call our office at 714-567-7600 or 1-800-628-6837.
What To Do if You Forgot to Sign Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot Envelope
You may have received notice that you did not sign your vote-by-mail envelope when you returned it. We have a form that allows you to provide your signature if you did not sign your vote-by-mail ballot.
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What To Do if Your Signature on Your Vote-by-Mail Envelope Did Not Match Your Signature on File
You may have received notice that your signature on your vote-by-mail envelope did not match your signature on file. We have a form that allows you to verify the signature of your vote-by-mail ballot is correct.